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EAST PALO ALTO KIDS FOUNDATION

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East Palo Alto Kids Foundation
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation (or EPAK for short) was founded on the belief that geography is destiny and all children should have access to the best education. It is a community-based organization that gives grants directly to teachers working in schools in underfunded neighborhoods in East Palo Alto. And, as a result, students in these neighborhoods can have the same opportunities as children in neighboring- and better funded – communities.

Founded in 1993, EPAK is an all-volunteer organization with a record of granting over 93% of funds raised directly to teachers in the 13 eastern Menlo Park and East Palo Alto public and charter schools we serve. To-date they have funded more than 5,000 teacher-led projects.
As a result of our 2021 grant, EPAK was able to provide books, field trips, science equipment and more to an additional 40+ classrooms in the 12 schools that we serve, which benefitted up to 1,200 students in just one year.